Gulf of Mexico Data Atlas Gulf of Mexico Data Atlas

Onshore Conditions

Community Social Vulnerability Indicators

This set of community social vulnerability indicators (CSVI), developed by NOAA Fisheries, provide a statistically robust means of measuring the vulnerability of fishing communities to social disruptions, gentrification, and changes in fishing dependence. The CSVI are used to describe and evaluate community resilience terms of social, economic and psychological welfare by providing a snapshot of community well-being as measured by its vulnerability to disruptive events. The CSVI cover 3 categories: social vulnerability, gentrification pressure, and fishing engagement and reliance. Social vulnerability indices address vulnerabilities that may be present in any coastal community regardless of the importance of fishing, such as poverty, the number of minorities and crime. Gentrification pressure indices cover those factors that may indicate a threat to the viability of commercial and recreational fishing communities and businesses such as retiree migration and urban sprawl. Fishing engagement and reliance indices indicate the importance or level of dependence on commercial and/or recreational fishing of communities in coastal counties. Three CSVI examples for the Gulf of Mexico are shown in this map: poverty, retiree migration, and commercial fishing engagement.

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Community Social Vulnerability Indicators Atlas Dataset

Community Social Well-Being Indicators

There are 8 indices representing different aspects of human well-being measured for 139 coastal and watershed counties in Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas. The indices are derived from 41 collected secondary variables 5 separate time periods spanning from 2000 through 2012. This data set creates a holistic, county level method to analyze changes in societal structure using the human well-being construct as proxy. The eight indices are as follows: 1) access to social services, 2) basic needs, 3) economic security, 4) education, 5) governance, 6) health, 7) safety and 8) social connectedness.

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Community Social Well-Being Indicators Atlas Dataset

Population Density

This web map illustrates the population density in the United States in 2010. Population density is the number of people per square mile.

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Population Density Atlas Dataset

Recreational Facilities - Marinas and Boat Ramps

This map shows marinas and boat ramps in the U.S. states bordering the Gulf of Mexico.

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Recreational Facilities - Marinas and Boat Ramps Atlas Dataset

Trade Statistics of U.S. and Mexican Ports

To depict trends in trade and port traffic, annual trade statistics from 2005 to 2012 for U.S. and Mexican ports in the Gulf of Mexico are made available in this map. Tonnage summaries for U.S. ports include imports, exports, total foreign trade, total domestic trade, and total trade (foreign and domestic). Summaries for Mexican ports also include entries and outputs for domestic trade.

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Trade Statistics of U.S. and Mexican Ports Atlas Dataset